Friday, December 27, 2013

Another custom denim dress.
Must be the thing for spring.

Monday, December 16, 2013


This is Jade! He's excited to be included in the wedding!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

We are now a foster home for a local rescue!
We picked up our first little visitor yesterday!
She's a sweet mini Doxie who lost her home.
She's fitting in quite nicely and has already found her favorite spot in the house.
Since we have experience and adore this breed, this adventure will be so much fun!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

This dress was created by me first in 2008.
Since then I've sold 98 of them.
I brought it back to life as it's one of my favorites

Friday, October 4, 2013

I am a handmade shop

My etsy shop is on vacation. I'll be re-evaluating whether to continue selling there for the holidays. I loved selling there for the past 7 years but am not convinced that this is where I want to continue. I am a handmade shop.  Etsy was THE place for handmade shops. Their new guidelines make it clear that my business of designing, making patterns, cutting/pinning, sewing and bringing a new and unique idea to life will become obsolete.
I have moved a dozen or so of my creations to SquareMarket. This isn't a handmade venue but it's been made very clear that Etsy, while it was built and succeeded from a vision of handmade, is actually not.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dog Bow Tie Christmas Plaid with Black Satin Collar
A green and red with a little black and white plaid bow with a black satin collar.
Attaches with black velcro at the neck.
Measure loosely around your pet's neck.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Going home to see my family in 2 weeks.
I miss them every day.
I have a grand daughter that is getting so big so fast and it's difficult to be so far away.
Every time I go back though, I start to miss the desert and the slow paced sleepy little town I live in.  I wish I could talk my whole family into settling here with me. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Christmas Candy Cane Dog dress to Match!
Christmas candy cane dog vest for the boys!
SquareMarket Exclusive.
Red and black taffeta polka dot bow tie

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Here's where you can purchase this dress for your Holiday party or Santa photo shoot!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Holidays will come quick this year, I'm thinking.
For photo shoots and holiday parties, please shop early.
I make my products one at a time with attention to detail and I hate it when I have to turn someone away for lack of time. Here is a new Holiday 2013 dress just completed today.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Have a Pup That You Just Can't Leave Out of Your Special Day?

I've created this pattern, chose quality satin fabric and invented this tux with comfort and style in mind.
You can purchase after taking measurements of your pup's chest, neck and length. 
I will custom make one for you!

Friday, September 6, 2013

My most treasured item.
Fancy black and white stripe bow tie.
Stunning as a wedding photo prop.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Something Happened Yesterday

When I retired as a nurse in 2011, I never thought about missing the feeling that I was contributing to making the world a better place. I helped patients recover from their illnesses, assisted in healing wounds, taught them how to care for themselves by giving them the tools they needed to be independent, but mostly listened to them. I listened to their complaints, their goals and  their feelings of helplessness and we together worked on plans for achieving their success.
About 6 months after I retired, as I was sewing my umpteenth dog dress, I started feeling  that what I was doing was not important to the whole scheme of things. I started to remember comments made about how selling dog clothes was trivial and much like putting lipstick on a pig. I started to feel quite useless.
But....yesterday something happened that has changed my outlook.
I received a message from a previous customer.
Her precious puppy had died unexpectedly.
She wanted me to know that she buried her pup in my dress.
It made her smile a little.
I still know that making dog dresses is certainly not as important as nursing.
I want to send accolades and hugs to all nurses everywhere.
May you all keep being awesome and some day retire with the feeling that you have changed the world one patient at a time.
I now plan to change the world one precious puppy at a time.

Friday, August 30, 2013

My very last photo shoot with my Penelope for awhile

I have been testing out my new felt collars on my grand dog Penelope. Penelope will be traveling with us to San Francisco to be reunited with my daughter, who Penelope owns. She loves the comfort of felt and it doesn't mat her hair like regular collars do. We use a retractable leash for her on our walks which works out nicely! I'm sure going to miss this little one!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Garden Wedding with your Puppy

It's the season for garden weddings.
If you are going to be married outside, did you ever think of having your best friend attend?
Here's a little dress just perfect for the occasion!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New from me! miascloset
A photographer requested a bow tie/barrette combo for a photo shoot.
Not one to let a new idea rest, I did my own photo shoot with my beautiful daughter Katie and her dog Penelope!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

When some brides to be imagine their wedding day, they wouldn't think to plan without their best friend. Even when their best friend is the canine type.
And, of course, there many brides and grooms with this sentiment.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fiona Apple

I've never really been a fan until now.
What a beautiful woman and story.
One just has to do what is needed even if others are disappointed. For the love of their life.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I need more supplies.
This is the most frustrating aspect of selling handmade.
Just when I think I have enough, I run out of something else.
I now need 2 or 3 supplies to re-list a couple items and it's driving me to distraction.
Rhinestone buckles are what's needed for this dress.
I may also need solid fabric but I just don't want to think about it.
I'm thinking of downsizing my shop to creations that require only what I have on hand.
I try this every year and then end up on a supply buying spree that becomes epic.
O please help me.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Little Black Dress

This dress has been around since 2006.
I still sell plenty of them after all these years.
I'm always surprised when something I created has sustainability.
i guess you could call this the "little black dress" of the doggie world.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

She left us May 29, 2013.
The best dog ever.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My newest felt collar creation!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

For some reason they say that black dogs are the most difficult for rescues to adopt out.
I'm not sure of the rationale behind this statistic.
I do love them no matter what size,shape,breed or color!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

New Flower Collars in my shop
Soft felt construction with double stitching and snaps.
A wedding favorite already!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Vests have been used to calm an anxious pup effectively.
It's much like swaddling a fussy baby.
I love to create them with a little flair instead of the utilitarian black or beige.
This one was created with a fun pattern in a fashionable turquoise.
I add buttons and a bow tie for flair.
These are created with your pup's comfort and your fashion sense in mind
Look for them here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

When your baby is nearing the end of life, all you can do is keep them comfy.
This is the time when all bets are off. When they're young, you train them to behave and expect obedience.
As they age, this isn't as important anymore. You want to sleep on the couch, yep, let me help you get up there. You want some of my steak? Of course I'll share with you.
Walks? Only if you feel up to it. I'll take you to the end of the driveway and back if that's all you can handle.
You don't want to eat your high quality nutritious made with a dog in mind kibble?
Let me cook you some eggs and ham.
Does your snoring bother me?
O hells no,,,like music to my ears.
I will miss you but before you go, let me help make these last days the best.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

These tuxes are custom made to your pup's measurements. I also can match your colors for the bow tie and pillow. You can find these exclusively in my shop on  Luulla.
Perfect for your little groomsman!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

I don't create much for the July 4th holiday but it's a frequent request.
I'm very excited about this fabric I found from
It is truly stunning!